Margaret Mead : A Psychological Study Of Primitive Youth For Western Civilization

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Margaret Mead anthropologist born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on16 Dec, 1901. Daughter of Edward Sherwood Mead, a University of Pennsylvania economist, and Emily Fogg, a sociologist, social reformer, and a social scientist. Mead’s education included collecting data for observation and documenting. Mead 's early experimental training aids to explain why she became one of the eminent women scientists of her time. Mead 's course can be practically divided into two stages--before World War II, when she earned her baccalaureate degrees and managed more than twenty expeditions in the South Pacific, and later in the war, when she became more and more the social scientist. Mead obtained her B.A. in psychology from Barnard College in 1923; Mead acquired both her M.A. in psychology in 1925 and her Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1929. Mead 's original bestseller, Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilization (1928), an observation of adolescence, blasted to her fame. Another of Mead’s popular book, Growing Up in New Guinea (1930), concentrated on the initial period of child development. Lastly Mead’s Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies (1935) is based on Mead 's related experimentation between 1931-1933 on New Guinea 's Arapesh, Mundugumor, and Tchambuli people. In Mead’s work Sex and Temperament, Mead argued that each culture also appointed different types of personality characters to appoint to males and

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